JP6311352B2 - Information processing apparatus, control method, program, and information processing system - Google Patents

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JP6311352B2
JP6311352B2 JP2014037005A JP2014037005A JP6311352B2 JP 6311352 B2 JP6311352 B2 JP 6311352B2 JP 2014037005 A JP2014037005 A JP 2014037005A JP 2014037005 A JP2014037005 A JP 2014037005A JP 6311352 B2 JP6311352 B2 JP 6311352B2
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Description

  The present invention relates to an information processing apparatus, a control method, a program, and an information processing system.

  In recent years, with the increase in the number of devices connected to the network and the improvement in the communication speed of the network, a mode (service) in which a file on a file server is operated from the device via the network has become widespread. Further, for example, services that link devices that print files on a file server with an image forming apparatus (device) such as a multifunction peripheral or a printer based on an operation from the device have been developed. In such a service via the network, even if the device to be accessed is not in the corporate network, the device joins the corporate network via the VPN (Virtual Private Network) etc., and the file on the file server Can be accessed.

  However, the data stored on the file server is also highly confidential data such as confidential information. Even if there is no device in the company due to VPN connection, etc., it can be viewed, acquired, or printed by joining the network. It is possible to Therefore, there is a problem that there is a risk that information leakage may occur from the device.

  Therefore, Patent Document 1 discloses a technique for restricting data use by determining whether or not data can be used according to position information of a user who uses the data.

  However, with the technology described in Patent Document 1, it is possible to restrict the use of a device that provides a single function by using location information, but it is not possible to restrict a service in which a plurality of devices cooperate. The above problem cannot be solved. Also, if use restriction is performed for a service in which a plurality of devices cooperate, it is necessary to set use restriction for each device, and there is a problem that convenience for the user is lowered.

  Therefore, the present invention has been made in view of the above points, and an object of the present invention is to control whether or not to execute a predetermined process based on the position of a terminal that requests the execution of the predetermined process.

In order to solve the above problem, an information processing apparatus is an information processing apparatus that is connected to a terminal device and provides a service in response to a request from the terminal device,
To the information processing apparatus 1 or more output service that can be provided, in association with the position to allow the position of the terminal device that allows to provide said output service, the output of the output results output by the output service Execution condition storage means for
Receiving means for receiving a service request for requesting provision of an output service transmitted from the terminal device, position information of the terminal device, and an output position of an output result output by the output service ;
The position stored in the execution condition storage means in association with the service requested by the service request received by the receiving means includes the position indicated by the position information received by the receiving means, and received by the receiving means. The output service requested by the service request when the output position received by the receiving means is included in the position permitting the output stored in the execution condition storage means in association with the service requested by the service request. Control means for controlling the information processing apparatus so as to provide
Have

  According to the embodiment of the present invention, whether or not to execute a predetermined process can be controlled based on the position of a terminal that requests the execution of the predetermined process.

It is a figure which shows an example of the system configuration | structure of the cooperation processing system in embodiment of this invention. It is a figure which shows an example of the hardware constitutions of the information processing apparatus in embodiment of this invention. It is a figure which shows an example of the hardware constitutions of the portable terminal in embodiment of this invention. FIG. 3 is a diagram illustrating an example of a hardware configuration of an MFP according to an embodiment of the present invention. It is a figure which shows an example of a function structure of the cooperation processing system in embodiment of this invention. It is a figure which shows an example of a structure of the device information in embodiment of this invention. It is a figure which shows an example of the information memorize | stored in user information management DB in embodiment of this invention. It is a figure which shows an example of the information memorize | stored in service information management DB in embodiment of this invention. It is a figure which shows an example of the information memorize | stored in utilization condition management DB in embodiment of this invention. It is a figure which shows an example of the information memorize | stored in site information management DB in embodiment of this invention. It is a sequence diagram which shows an example of the operation | movement procedure of the cooperation processing system in embodiment of this invention. It is a figure which shows an example of the service list screen and service execution instruction | indication screen of a cooperation processing application in embodiment of this invention. It is a flowchart figure which shows an example of the process sequence of service use availability determination of the information processing apparatus in embodiment of this invention. It is a figure which shows an example of a function structure of the cooperation processing system in the modification of embodiment of this invention. It is a figure which shows an example of the information memorize | stored in output device information management DB in the modification of embodiment of this invention. It is a figure which shows an example of the information memorize | stored in use condition management DB in the modification of embodiment of this invention. It is a flowchart figure which shows an example of the process sequence of service availability determination of the information processing apparatus in the modification of embodiment of this invention.

  Hereinafter, embodiments of the present invention (hereinafter referred to as “embodiments”) will be described with reference to the drawings.

[System configuration]
FIG. 1 is a diagram illustrating an example of a system configuration of a cooperative processing system 1 as an information processing system according to an embodiment of the present invention. As shown in FIG. 1, the cooperation processing system 1 includes information processing apparatuses 10a and 10b (referred to as “information processing apparatus 10” when not distinguished from each other) and mobile terminals 20a and 20b (when not distinguished from each other as “mobile Terminal 20 "), relay device 30, MFPs 40a and 40b (referred to as" MFP 40 "if not distinguished from each other), projectors 50a and 50b (referred to as" projector 50 "if not distinguished from each other), and a PC. (Personal Computer) 60a, 60b (in the case of not distinguishing each, it is referred to as “PC60”). In the embodiment of the present invention, the information processing apparatus 10, the portable terminal 20, the MFP 40, the projector 50, and the PC 60 are collectively referred to as devices without distinction.

  An information processing apparatus 10a, a portable terminal 20a, an MFP 40a, a projector 50a, and a PC 60a connected to a LAN (Local Area Network) 80a are connected to a network 70 that is a public network via a firewall F1. The network 70 is a WAN (Wide Area Network), and includes a corporate WAN constructed by the Internet, an IP-VPN (Virtual Private Network), the Internet VPN, or a wide area Ethernet (registered trademark). The mobile terminal 20a is connected to the LAN 80a via, for example, a wireless LAN access point 81 conforming to the IEEE 802.11 standard. However, the mobile terminal 20 may be connected to the LAN 80a by a wired LAN such as Ethernet. The LAN 80a is also referred to as a network A. The network A is a network in the site A indicating, for example, a company office.

  The information processing apparatus 10b, MFP 40b, projector 50b, and PC 60b connected to the LAN 80b are connected to the network 70 via the firewall F2. The LAN 80b is also referred to as a network B. The network B is a network in the site B such as a company.

  The mobile terminal 20b and the mobile terminal 20c communicate with the base station device 91, and connect to the network 70 via a mobile communication network 90 such as 3G or LTE (Long Term Evolution) composed of the base station device 91 and the like. ing. The mobile communication network 90 is also referred to as network C. In the example of FIG. 1, the mobile terminal 20 b receives radio waves transmitted from the base station device 91 in the building or site of the site B and performs communication. The mobile terminal 20c receives radio waves outside the building of the site A or site B or outside the site and performs communication.

  The relay device 30 is connected to the network 70.

  In addition, when not distinguishing each of the network A, the network B, and the network C, it is called a private network. In the embodiment of the present invention, communication between private networks is performed via the relay device 30 connected to the network 70. The firewalls F1 and F2 may be NAT (Network Address Translation) devices that convert IP addresses.

  In the cooperation processing system 1, the number of information processing apparatuses 10, portable terminals 20, MFPs 40, projectors 50, and PCs 60 is arbitrary.

  Further, depending on the contents of the cooperation processing service, the MFP 40 and the projector 50 may not be used.

  In the cooperation processing system 1 according to the embodiment of the present invention, the information processing apparatus 10 executes a cooperation processing service in cooperation with the other information processing apparatus 10, the MFP 40, the projector 50, and the PC 60 based on a request from the mobile terminal 20 or the like. . The cooperation processing service is a service in which functions included in each device are linked. A specific example of the cooperation processing service is, for example, a service that arranges data scanned by the MFP 40 used via a browser such as the mobile terminal 20 in the shared folder of the information processing apparatus 10 or data arranged in the shared folder of the information processing apparatus 10 For example, a service for printing with the MFP 40. Then, the cooperation processing system 1 according to the embodiment of the present invention causes the information processing apparatus 10 to determine whether or not the cooperation processing service can be executed based on the location where the mobile terminal 20 that requests execution of the cooperation processing service is located. This is a system that restricts the use of services.

  The information processing apparatus 10 is a computer that is equipped with a general-purpose OS (Operating System), has a function as a file server capable of storing files, and performs processing based on a predetermined processing flow for the stored files. is there. The information processing apparatus 10 publishes a shared folder that can be used from the mobile terminal 20 by a user who has access rights to the information processing apparatus 1. Further, the information processing apparatus 10 can access a shared folder disclosed by a device via a Web API, and provides a cooperation processing service in which each device is linked. The information processing apparatus 10 controls the availability of the cooperation processing service provided by the location information of the mobile terminal 20 when providing the cooperation processing service or when accessing from the mobile terminal 20.

  The mobile terminal 20 is a terminal device such as a smart device such as a smartphone or a tablet terminal, a mobile phone, or a notebook PC (Personal Computer) that the user carries and operates. The mobile terminal 20 according to the embodiment of the present invention is equipped with a cooperation processing application (hereinafter referred to as “cooperation processing application”), which is a dedicated application for connecting to the information processing apparatus 10. The mobile terminal 20 can browse a file stored in the shared folder, download or upload a file arranged in the information processing apparatus 10 via the Web API published by the information processing apparatus 10 by the cooperation processing application, and the projector 50. Enables the use of the projection or the printing or scanning function of the MFP 40. Further, the file stored in the information processing apparatus 10 can be operated via the mobile communication network 90 or the wireless LAN. In addition, the mobile terminal 20 has a GPS (Global Positioning System) communication function for acquiring position information. When communicating with the information processing apparatus 10, the portable terminal 20 transmits position information measured by GPS.

  The relay device 30 is a computer that relays communication between different networks (private networks). The relay device 30 enables access to the information processing device 10 from another private network, and enables the cooperation processing service provided by the information processing device 10 to be used from the outside.

  The MFP 40 is an example of an output device that outputs (prints) electronic data of an MFP or the like that combines a copy function, a facsimile (FAX) function, a print function, a scanner function, and an input image distribution function. The MFP 40 accesses the information processing apparatus 10 using a browser installed in the MFP 40, stores data scanned by the MFP 40 in the information processing apparatus 10, and prints data stored in the information processing apparatus 10. Note that when the printing process is executed in the cooperation processing service, not only the MFP 40 but also a printer may be used.

  The projector 50 is an example of an output device that projects electronic data. The projector 50 projects the file stored in the information processing apparatus 10 based on an instruction from the mobile terminal 20.

  The PC 60 arranges, operates, and browses files and data with respect to the shared folder disclosed by the information processing apparatus 10.

[Hardware configuration]
<Information processing device>
FIG. 2 is a diagram illustrating an example of a hardware configuration of the information processing apparatus 10 according to the embodiment of this invention.

  The information processing apparatus 10 includes an input device 11, a display device 12, an external I / F 13, a RAM 14, a ROM 15, a CPU 16, a communication I / F 17, an HDD 18, and the like, which are mutually connected by a bus B.

  The input device 11 includes a keyboard, a mouse, and the like, and is used to input each operation signal to the information processing device 10.

  The display device 12 includes a display or the like, and displays a processing result by the information processing device 10. The communication I / F 17 is an interface that connects the information processing apparatus 10 to the network N1. Thereby, the information processing apparatus 10 can perform data communication with other apparatuses and devices via the communication I / F 17.

  The HDD 18 is a nonvolatile storage device that stores programs and data. The stored programs and data include an OS (Operating System) that is basic software for controlling the entire information processing apparatus 10 and application software that provides various functions on the OS. The HDD 18 manages the stored programs and data by a predetermined file system and / or DB (Data Base).

  The external I / F 13 is an interface with an external device. The external device includes a recording medium 13a. Accordingly, the information processing apparatus 10 can read and / or write the recording medium 13a via the external I / F 13. The recording medium 13a includes a flexible disk, a CD, a DVD (Digital Versatile Disk), an SD memory card, a USB memory (Universal Serial Bus memory), and the like.

  The ROM 15 is a nonvolatile semiconductor memory (storage device) that can retain programs and data even when the power is turned off. The ROM 15 stores programs and data such as BIOS (Basic Input / Output System), OS settings, and network settings that are executed when the information processing apparatus 10 is started. The RAM 14 is a volatile semiconductor memory (storage device) that temporarily stores programs and data.

  The CPU 16 is an arithmetic device that realizes control and functions of the entire information processing apparatus 10 by reading a program and data from a storage device such as the ROM 15 and the HDD 18 onto the RAM 14 and executing processing.

  The information processing apparatus 10 according to the embodiment of the present invention can realize various processes as described later with the above hardware configuration.

  Note that the relay device 30 and the PC 60 have the same configuration as the hardware configuration shown in FIG.

<Mobile device>
FIG. 3 is a diagram illustrating an example of a hardware configuration of the mobile terminal 20 according to the embodiment of the present invention.

  The portable terminal 20 includes an input device 21, a display device 22, an external I / F 23, a RAM 24, a ROM 25, a CPU 26, a communication I / F 27, an HDD 28, a position information communication I / F 29, etc., which are mutually connected by a bus B. ing.

  The input device 21 includes a touch panel, a keyboard, a mouse, and the like, and is used to input each operation signal to the mobile terminal 20.

  The display device 22 includes a display and the like, and displays a processing result by the mobile terminal 20. The communication I / F 27 is an interface for connecting the mobile terminal 20 to the network N1. Thereby, the portable terminal 20 can perform data communication with other apparatuses and devices via the communication I / F 27.

  The HDD 28 is a nonvolatile storage device that stores programs and data. The stored programs and data include an OS (Operating System) that is basic software for controlling the entire mobile terminal 20, and application software that provides various functions on the OS. The HDD 28 manages stored programs and data by a predetermined file system and / or DB (Data Base).

  The external I / F 23 is an interface with an external device. The external device includes a recording medium 23a. Thereby, the portable terminal 20 can read and / or write the recording medium 23a via the external I / F 23. The recording medium 23a includes a flexible disk, a CD, a DVD (Digital Versatile Disk), an SD memory card, a USB memory (Universal Serial Bus memory), and the like.

  The ROM 25 is a nonvolatile semiconductor memory (storage device) that can retain programs and data even when the power is turned off. The ROM 25 stores programs and data such as BIOS (Basic Input / Output System), OS settings, and network settings that are executed when the mobile terminal 20 is activated. The RAM 24 is a volatile semiconductor memory (storage device) that temporarily stores programs and data.

  The CPU 26 is an arithmetic device that realizes control and functions of the entire mobile terminal 20 by reading a program and data from a storage device such as the ROM 25 and the HDD 28 onto the RAM 24 and executing processing.

  The position information communication I / F 29 is a communication interface for receiving a position information signal such as a GPS signal.

  The portable terminal 20 according to the embodiment of the present invention can realize various processes as described later with the above hardware configuration.

<MFP>
FIG. 4 is a diagram illustrating an example of a hardware configuration of the MFP 40 according to the embodiment of the present invention.

  The MFP 40 according to the embodiment of the present invention includes an operation panel 421, a storage media I / F 422, a controller 423, a data communication I / F 424, an HDD (Hard Disk Drive) 409, a scanner 425, and a plotter 426. Each having a bus connected to each other.

  The operation panel 421 includes an input device 401 and a display device 402. The input device 401 includes hardware keys and the like, and is used to input each operation signal to the MFP 40. The display device 402 is configured by a display or the like, and displays various types of information related to image forming operations, for example. The data communication I / F 424 includes an interface device 408, and is an interface that connects the MFP 40 to a data transmission path such as a network. The HDD 409 stores various data such as received document data and read image data handled by the MFP 40. The HDD 409 manages these various data by a predetermined file system or DB (Data Base).

  The various data stored in the HDD 409 includes electronic data recorded by an external device such as a smartphone or a digital camera. In such a case, the data is provided to the MFP 40 by a recording medium 404 such as an SD card or uploaded through a network or the like that is a data transmission path. The recording medium 404 is set in the drive device 403 included in the storage medium I / F 422, and various types of data are stored in the HDD 409 from the recording medium 404 via the drive device 403.

  The controller 423 includes a ROM 404, a RAM 406, and a CPU 407. The ROM 404 stores programs executed when the MFP 40 is activated and various data. The RAM 406 temporarily holds various programs and data read from the ROM 404 and the HDD 409. Further, the CPU 407 executes a program temporarily stored in the RAM 406. For example, when the controller 423 receives print data via the data communication I / F 424, the CPU 407 executes a program (PDL parser) that can interpret a PDL (Page Description Language) read from the ROM 404 onto the RAM 406. Then, the print data is interpreted to generate a bitmap image.

  The scanner 425 has an image reading device 410 and optically reads a document placed on a reading surface and generates image data. The plotter 426 has a printing device 411 and prints a bitmap image on a recording sheet by, for example, an electrophotographic process method.

  As described above, the MFP 40 according to the embodiment of the present invention realizes a plurality of functions such as a copy, a printer, a facsimile, and a scanner with the above hardware configuration.

[Function configuration]
FIG. 5 is a diagram illustrating an example of a functional configuration of the cooperation processing system 1 according to the embodiment of the present invention.

<Mobile device>
The mobile terminal 20 includes a communication control unit 201, an input reception unit 202, a display control unit 203, an access request unit 2041, a service list acquisition request unit 2042, a service execution request unit 2043, and a device information management unit 205 included in the cooperation processing application 204. A position information signal receiving unit 206, a device information storage unit 2051, and the like. Each function is realized by the CPU 26 executing a program and cooperating with hardware.

  The communication control unit 201 controls the communication I / F 27 and communicates with the information processing apparatus 10 using a protocol such as HTTP (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol), HTTPS (HTTP over Secure Socket Layer), or SMB (Server Message Block). Send and receive data. The protocol used for communication is not limited to the above, and for example, FTP (File Transfer Protocol) may be used. Note that when the mobile terminal 20 and the information processing apparatus 10 belong to different private networks, the communication between the mobile terminal 20 and the information processing apparatus 10 is performed via the relay device 30. On the other hand, when the mobile terminal 20 and the information processing apparatus 10 belong to the same private network, they communicate directly via the LAN.

  The input receiving unit 202 controls the input device 21 and receives an input instruction from the user.

  The display control unit 203 controls the display device 22 to display and output information for the user.

  The cooperation processing application 204 is an application having a function for using the cooperation processing service, and is installed in the mobile terminal 20 in advance.

  The access request unit 2041 included in the cooperation processing application 204 inquires of the information processing apparatus 10 whether there is an access right for the user of the mobile terminal 20 to use the cooperation processing service executed by the information processing apparatus 10. Specifically, the access request unit 2041 generates an access request including a device ID that uniquely identifies a device such as the mobile terminal 20 and transmits the access request to the information processing apparatus 10. When the information processing apparatus 10 determines that the user of the mobile terminal 20 has access rights, an access ticket indicating that the use of the cooperative processing service issued by the information processing apparatus 10 is permitted is received.

  The service list acquisition request unit 2042 indicates, to the information processing apparatus 10, one or more cooperation processing services that can be executed by the information processing apparatus 10 when it is determined that the user of the mobile terminal 20 has an access right. Request to get a list.

  The service execution request unit 2043 makes a service execution request for requesting the information processing apparatus 10 to execute the service selected by the user in the service list acquired by the service list acquisition request unit 2042. This service execution request includes the device ID of the mobile terminal 20 and position information (latitude, longitude).

  The device information management unit 205 manages a device ID that uniquely identifies the mobile terminal 20 (device) stored in the device information storage unit 2051, and reads the device ID in response to a request from another function. The device ID is included in device information held by the device. The device information held by the device is stored in the device as a configuration as shown in FIG. FIG. 6 is a diagram showing an example of the configuration of device information in the embodiment of the present invention. As shown in FIG. 6, the device information includes DeviceID, friendlyName, manufacturerName, modelName, and the like. DeviceID (device ID) is an ID unique to each device. friendlyName is the model name of the device. manufacturerName is the name of the device manufacturer. Note that the information for identifying a device is not limited to the “device ID”, and for example, the MAC address of the device may be used.

  The position information signal receiving unit 206 controls the position information communication I / F 29 and receives a position information signal such as a GPS signal. The position information signal is received when the cooperation processing service to be executed is selected from the portable terminal 20 to the information processing apparatus 10 and the information processing apparatus 10 is requested to execute the cooperation processing service. The reception of the position information may be performed, for example, at a predetermined cycle (for example, a 10-second cycle) or when the cooperation processing application 204 is activated. Then, the position information signal receiving unit 206 notifies the service execution requesting unit 2043 of the received position information signal.

<Information processing device>
The information processing apparatus 10 includes a communication control unit 101, an input reception unit 102, a display control unit 103, an access control unit 104, a service list providing unit 105, a service execution control unit 106, an image processing unit 107, a user information management unit 108, a service Information management unit 109, usage condition management unit 110, site information management unit 111, data management unit 112, folder monitoring unit 113, folder 114, user information management DB 1081, service information management DB 1091, usage condition management DB 1101, site information management DB 1111, etc. Have Each function is realized by the CPU 16 executing a program and cooperating with hardware.

  The communication control unit 101 controls the communication I / F 17 and transmits / receives data to / from each device using a protocol such as HTTP, HTTPS, or SMB. Note that the protocol used for communication is not limited to the above, and for example, FTP may be used.

  The input receiving unit 102 controls the input device 11 and receives an input instruction from the user.

  The display control unit 103 controls the display device 12 to display and output information for the user.

  When receiving an access request from the portable terminal 20, the access control unit 104 determines whether the user of the portable terminal 20 has an access right for connecting to the information processing apparatus 10. The access request includes a device ID that uniquely identifies the mobile terminal 20. Specifically, the access control unit 104 determines whether the device information included in the access request is included in the user information management DB 1081 via the user information management unit 108. When the device information included in the access request is included in the user information management DB 1081, an access ticket indicating that access from the mobile terminal 20 to the information processing apparatus 10 is permitted is issued.

  When receiving a service list acquisition request transmitted from the mobile terminal 20, the service list providing unit 105 acquires a service list from the service information management DB 1091 via the service information management unit 109. Then, the service list providing unit 105 transmits the service list to the mobile terminal 20 that has made the service list acquisition request.

  When the service execution control unit 106 receives a service execution request transmitted from the mobile terminal 20, the service execution control unit 106 determines whether or not the cooperation processing service designated in the mobile terminal 20 can be used based on the location of the mobile terminal 20. A detailed processing procedure for determining whether or not the cooperation processing service can be used will be described later with reference to FIG. When the service execution control unit 106 determines that the cooperation processing service is not available, the service execution control unit 106 transmits the determination result to the mobile terminal 20. On the other hand, if the service execution control unit 106 determines that the cooperation processing service is available, the service execution control unit 106 executes the processing of the cooperation processing service.

  The image processing unit 107 performs data conversion to a file format supported by each device and performs OCR (Optical Character Reader) processing on an input image from the device to create a PDF file with text information.

  The user information management unit 108 uses the user information management DB 1081 to manage information about the user (user information), and read and write user information. FIG. 7 is a diagram illustrating an example of information stored in the user information management DB 1081 according to the embodiment of this invention. As shown in FIG. 7, the user information management DB 1081 has data items such as “user ID”, “user name”, “device ID”, and “access ticket expiration date”. “User ID” is identification information for uniquely identifying a user in the user information management DB 1081. “User name” is the name of the user who uses the mobile terminal 20 (device). The “device ID” is a device ID that is unique identification information for each device used by the user. The “access ticket expiration date” is information indicating the expiration date of an access ticket issued to a user who is determined by the access control unit 104 to have access rights to the information processing apparatus 10. When “N / A” (Not Available) is set in the “access ticket expiration date” item, it indicates that the user has not been issued an access ticket.

  The service information management unit 109 uses the service information management DB 1091 to manage information related to the cooperation processing service. FIG. 8 is a diagram illustrating an example of information stored in the service information management DB 1091 according to the embodiment of this invention. As shown in FIG. 8, the service information management DB 1091 has data items such as “service ID”, “cooperation processing service name”, and “applicable usage condition ID”.

  “Service ID” is identification information for uniquely identifying the cooperation processing service (cooperation processing service name). “Cooperation processing service name” is the name of the cooperation processing service. The “applicable use condition ID” is a use condition ID for identifying a use condition applied to each cooperation processing service. The contents of the use condition corresponding to the use condition ID are stored in the use condition management DB 1101. The service content of the “cooperation processing service name” shown in FIG. 8 is as follows. “Scan To Folder” is a service that stores data scanned by the MFP 40 that can be used via the mobile terminal 20 and the browser of the MFP 40 in a shared folder of the information processing apparatus 10.

  “Scan To Mail” is a service for transmitting data scanned by the MFP 40 that can be used via the mobile terminal 20 and the browser of the MFP 40 to the information processing apparatus 10 and transmitting the data by attaching the data to an email. “Folder To FAX” is a service that links a process to a folder shared by the information processing apparatus 10 that can be used from the mobile terminal 20 and the PC 60 and transmits a file stored in this folder via the MFP 40 by FAX. .

  “Folder To color printing” is a service for color-printing data stored in the shared folder of the information processing apparatus 10 that can be used via the mobile terminal 20 and the browser of the MFP 40 from the MFP 40. “Folder To monochrome printing” is a service for monochrome printing from the MFP 40 of data stored in the shared folder of the information processing apparatus 10 that can be used via the mobile terminal 20 and the browser of the MFP 40. “Folder To Projector Projection” is a service for projecting data stored in the information processing apparatus 10 that can be used from the mobile terminal 20 via the projector 50.

  “File browsing” is a service for browsing files stored in the information processing apparatus 10 that can be used via the browser of the mobile terminal 20, the MFP 40, and the PC 60. “File operation” is a service that enables editing, deletion, renaming, and movement of files stored in the information processing apparatus 10 that can be used from the mobile terminal 20 and the PC 60. “Data download” is a service for downloading data stored in the information processing apparatus 10 usable from the mobile terminal 20 and the PC 60 to the device. “Data upload” is a service for uploading data from the mobile terminal 20 and the PC 60 to the information processing apparatus 10 that can be used.

  Returning to FIG.

  The use condition management unit 110 uses the use condition management DB 1101 to store a use condition (execution condition) in which the location where the execution of the cooperation processing service is requested and the availability of the cooperation processing service are associated with each other. FIG. 9 is a diagram illustrating an example of information stored in the use condition management DB 1101 according to the embodiment of this invention. As shown in FIG. 9, the use condition management DB 1101 has data items such as “use condition ID” and “use condition”.

  The “use condition ID” is identification information for identifying the use condition. The “usage condition” indicates a condition (rule) for determining whether or not a device (mobile terminal 20) that requests execution of the cooperation processing service can use the cooperation processing service. Each usage condition will be described with reference to FIG. The use condition “available from all sites” indicates that the use of the cooperation processing service is always allowed without depending on the position information of the device that requests execution of the cooperation processing service.

  The use condition “available only from own company site” indicates that the use of the cooperation processing service is permitted when the position information of the device is in the company's own site. The use condition “available only from other company's site” indicates that the use of the cooperation processing service is permitted when the device location information is within the other company's site. The use condition “available only from a designated site” indicates that the use of the cooperation processing service is permitted when the position information of the device is in a site designated in advance.

  The use condition “available only from the same site” is used when the device location information is within the site where the information processing apparatus 10 that executes the cooperation processing service is located, that is, the device and the information processing apparatus 10 are in the same LAN. Indicates that the use of the cooperation processing service is allowed only when connected.

  The use condition “available only from different sites” is used when the device location information is different from the site where the information processing apparatus 10 that executes the cooperation processing service is located, that is, in the communication between the device and the information processing apparatus 10 30 indicates that the use of the cooperation processing service is permitted when the user passes through the network 30. The usage condition “unusable only from all sites” does not depend on the location information of the device that requests the execution of the cooperation processing service, and indicates that the use of the cooperation processing service is not always permitted. Note that the usage conditions illustrated in FIG. 9 are merely examples, and the usage conditions are not limited to the above and can be arbitrarily set.

  Returning to FIG.

  The site information management unit 111 manages information about the site using the site information management DB 1111. FIG. 10 is a diagram illustrating an example of information stored in the site information management DB 1111 according to the embodiment of this invention. As shown in FIG. 10, the site information management DB 1111 includes “site ID”, “site name”, “own company / other company flag”, “designated site flag”, and site position information “east end”, “west end”. , “South end”, “North end” and the like.

  “Site ID” is identification information for uniquely identifying a site (site name). “Site name” is the name of the site. The “in-house / other company flag” is a flag indicating whether the site is an own site (such as a business office) or another company's site. The “designated site flag” is a flag for designating a specific site. For example, a site designated with this flag is designated as “use only from designated site” (see FIG. 9). Site ".

  “East end”, “West end”, “South end”, and “North end” which are site location information are information defining the site location. “East end” and “West end” are the boundaries (east longitude) of the east side and west side of the site. “South end” and “north end” represent the boundary line between the south side and the north side of the site in latitude (north latitude). That is, the site range can be defined by a rectangle. In the example of FIG. 10, the site name “site A” corresponding to the site ID “1” is from north latitude “35.500,000” to north latitude “35.503000”, east longitude “139.600000” to east longitude “139.603000”. Indicates that the range is surrounded by four lines. The site is not limited to a rectangle, but may be defined by another polygon.

  The data management unit 112 manages files stored in the folder 114 and performs various file operations such as new creation, update, and deletion of files.

  The folder monitoring unit 113 monitors various file operations such as new creation, update, and deletion of files stored in the folder 114.

  The folder 114 stores files. Files stored in the folder 114 are image files, application files, document files, and the like. The file stored in the folder 114 is a form of data.

<Relay device>
The relay device 30 includes a data relay unit 301 and the like. Each function is realized by the CPU executing a program and cooperating with hardware.

  The data relay unit 301 relays communication between devices belonging to different private networks and the information processing apparatus 10.

[Operation procedure]
An operation procedure of the cooperation processing system 1 in the present embodiment will be described.

  FIG. 11 is a sequence diagram illustrating an example of an operation procedure of the cooperation processing system 1 according to the embodiment of the present invention. In the example of FIG. 11, the mobile terminal 20 and the information processing apparatus 10 belong to different private networks, and communication via the relay apparatus 30 is performed.

  First, the user of the portable terminal 20 activates the cooperation processing application 204 installed in advance on the portable terminal 20 in order to use the cooperation processing service (S101). The access request unit 2041 of the cooperation processing application 204 acquires its own device ID stored in the device information storage unit 2051, generates an access request with the information processing apparatus 10 as the transmission destination including the device ID, and performs communication. The data is transmitted to the relay device 30 via the control unit 201 (S102). The access request is transmitted to the information processing apparatus 10 by the data relay unit 301 of the relay apparatus 30 (S103).

  When the access control unit 104 of the information processing apparatus 10 receives the access request, it is determined whether or not the user of the portable terminal 20 has an access right to connect to the information processing apparatus 10 (S104). Specifically, the access control unit 104 determines whether the device information included in the access request is included in the user information management DB 1081 via the user information management unit 108. Here, when the device information included in the access request is included in the user information management DB 1081, the access control unit 104 permits access by the user of the mobile terminal 20. On the other hand, when the device ID included in the access request is not included in the user information management DB 1081, the access control unit 104 does not permit access by the user of the mobile terminal 20. Next, when it is determined that access is permitted, the access control unit 104 issues an access ticket having a predetermined expiration date, which is proof that permits connection to the information processing apparatus 10 (S105). If it is determined that access is not permitted, an access ticket is not issued. Then, the access control unit 104 transmits the result of the access permission determination executed in step S104 to the relay device 30 via the communication control unit 101 with the mobile terminal 20 as a transmission destination (S106). When access is permitted, an access ticket is transmitted to the mobile terminal 20 in addition to the access permission determination result. The access permission determination result is transmitted to the mobile terminal 20 by the data relay unit 301 of the relay device 30 (S107).

  The processing after the next step S108 is processing when access is permitted as a result of the access permission determination.

  When the service list acquisition request unit 2042 of the mobile terminal 20 receives the access permission determination result indicating access permission, the service list acquisition request unit 2042 transmits a service list acquisition request for acquiring a list of cooperation processing services provided by the information processing apparatus 10 to the communication control. The data is transmitted to the relay device 30 via the unit 201 (S108). The service list acquisition request is transmitted to the information processing apparatus 10 by the data relay unit 301 of the relay apparatus 30 (S109).

  When the service list providing unit 105 of the information processing apparatus 10 receives the service list request, the cooperative processing service name stored in the service information management DB 1091 is acquired via the service information management unit 109. Next, the service list providing unit 105 generates a service list based on the acquired cooperation processing service name (S110). Then, the service list providing unit 105 transmits the generated service list to the relay device 30 using the mobile terminal 20 as a transmission destination via the communication control unit 101 (S111). The service list is transmitted to the mobile terminal 20 by the data relay unit 301 of the relay device 30 (S112).

  When the service list acquisition request unit 2042 of the portable terminal 20 receives the service list, the display control unit 203 is caused to execute a service list display output process. The display control unit 203 displays a service list screen of the cooperation processing application 204 as shown in FIG. 12A (S113). FIG. 12 is a diagram showing an example of a service list screen and a service execution instruction screen of the cooperation processing application 204 in the embodiment of the present invention. When the user presses the “select” button corresponding to the service to be used shown in FIG. 12A, the screen changes to a service execution instruction screen shown in FIG. When the “execution” button is pressed after the “select” button corresponding to the file to be processed in the cooperation processing service is pressed on the service execution instruction screen by the user, an execution request for the cooperation processing service is sent to the information processing apparatus 10 Sent.

  Returning to FIG. 11, the user selects a cooperation processing service to be used on the service list screen (FIG. 12A), selects a file on the service execution instruction screen, and instructs execution of the cooperation processing service (S114). This execution instruction may include information for specifying the MFP 40 to cooperate with (for example, information for identifying the device such as the IP address, device name, and model number of the MFP 40). By including information for specifying the MFP 40 in this execution instruction, it is possible to cooperate with the MFP 40 desired by the user. Of course, the execution instruction and the MFP 40 may be sent separately. Although the MFP 40 is described for the sake of explanation, the present invention is of course not limited to this, and electronic devices (MFP 40, projector 50, etc.) connected on the network can also be requested by the user by transmitting information specifying the electronic device. Services that work with electronic devices can be provided.

  The information specifying the electronic device may be managed collectively by the information processing apparatus, for example, and transmitted to the mobile terminal 20 together with the service list to the user. In the service list screen (FIG. 12A), after selecting a service to be executed using the MFP 40 such as Scan To Folder or Folder To Color Printing, information specifying the MFP 40 connected to the network is displayed as a list. You may transmit to the portable terminal 20. Of course, the same applies not only to the MFP 40 but also to the projector, the PC 60 and the like.

  The information for specifying the electronic device is, for example, an electronic device used for the service after selecting a service to be executed using the MFP 40 such as Scan To Folder or Folder To Color Printing on the service list screen (FIG. 12A). You may make it acquire from. The acquisition method may be acquired by performing infrared communication or Bluetooth (registered trademark) communication between the terminal device and the electronic device. Further, a two-dimensional code including information specifying the electronic device displayed on the screen of the electronic device or attached to the electronic device may be acquired by photographing and analyzing the terminal device. . As described above, when the mobile terminal 20 acquires information for specifying the electronic device from the electronic device, for example, when the user is in the immediate vicinity of the electronic device, the user wants to execute an instruction to execute a service using the electronic device. By acquiring directly from the electronic device as described above, the electronic device used for the service can be specified without performing an operation of selecting the electronic device from the list.

  When the input reception unit 202 receives an instruction to execute the cooperation processing service by the user, the position information signal reception unit 206 causes the position information signal reception process to be executed. The position information signal receiving unit 206 receives a position information signal (GPS signal) (S115). Then, the position information signal receiving unit 206 notifies the service execution request unit 2043 of position information (latitude, longitude) based on the received position information signal. The service execution request unit 2043 generates a service execution request for the information processing apparatus 10 including the service ID and position information (latitude, longitude) of the cooperation processing service specified in step S114 and transmits the service execution request to the relay apparatus 30. (S116). The service execution request is transmitted to the information processing apparatus 10 by the data relay unit 301 of the relay apparatus 30 (S117).

  When the service execution control unit 106 of the information processing apparatus 10 receives the service execution request, the availability of the cooperation processing service provided by the information processing apparatus 10 is determined based on the location information of the mobile terminal 20 (S118). Note that a detailed service availability determination processing procedure by the service execution control unit 106 will be described later with reference to FIG.

  Here, when it is determined in step S118 that the use of the cooperation processing service is not possible, the service execution control unit 106 displays the availability determination result indicating that the use of the cooperation processing service is not possible, on the mobile terminal 20. It transmits to the relay apparatus 30 as a transmission destination (S119). The availability determination result is transmitted to the mobile terminal 20 by the data relay unit 301 of the relay device 30 (S120). Then, the display control unit 203 displays and outputs on the display device 22 the use availability determination result indicating that the cooperation processing service is not received, which is received by the mobile terminal 20 (S121).

  On the other hand, if it is determined in step S118 that the cooperation processing service is available, the service execution control unit 106 performs processing based on the cooperation processing service selected by the user for the file stored in the folder 114. Execute (S122). For example, when the cooperation processing service selected by the user is “folder To color printing” with the service ID “4”, the service execution control unit 106 sends the file to be printed to the data corresponding to the MFP 40 to the image processing unit 107. Perform conversion to format. Then, the service execution control unit 106 transmits to the MFP 40 a service execution request including a file after the process in which the predetermined process has been performed (S123).

  The MFP 40 that has received the processed file that is the target of the cooperative processing service executes a predetermined process based on the cooperative processing service for the file (S124). Here, since “folder To color printing” is selected as the cooperation processing service, the MFP 40 performs color printing of the file. Then, the MFP 40 responds to the information processing apparatus 10 about the completion of the processing (S125).

  The information processing apparatus 10 transmits a service execution result indicating completion of execution of the cooperation processing service to the relay apparatus 30 with the mobile terminal 20 as a transmission destination (S126). The service execution result is transmitted to the mobile terminal 20 by the data relay unit 301 of the relay device 30 (S127). Then, the display control unit 203 displays and outputs the service execution result received by the mobile terminal 20 on the display device 22 (S128).

[Processing procedure]
Next, the processing procedure of service availability determination by the service execution control unit 106 of the information processing apparatus 10 in step S118 of FIG. 11 described above will be described in detail.

  FIG. 13 is a flowchart illustrating an example of a processing procedure for determining service availability of the information processing apparatus according to the embodiment of this invention.

  First, the service execution control unit 106 of the information processing apparatus 10 receives a service execution request transmitted from the mobile terminal 20 (S11). This service execution request includes the service ID of the cooperation processing service and the location information (latitude, longitude) of the mobile terminal 20.

  Next, based on the service information management DB 1091 (see FIG. 8), the service execution control unit 106 identifies the “application usage condition ID” of the cooperation processing service corresponding to the service ID included in the service execution request. Then, the service execution control unit 106 reads the “use condition” of the “use condition ID” corresponding to the identified “applicable use condition ID” based on the use condition management DB 1101 (see FIG. 9) (S12).

  Next, the service execution control unit 106 refers to the site information management DB 1111 (see FIG. 10), and based on the location information of the mobile terminal 20 included in the service execution request, the site where the mobile terminal 20 is located (request source site) Is specified (S13). Specifically, the location information (latitude, longitude) of the mobile terminal 20 included in the service execution request is the location information of the site stored in the site information management DB 1111 shown in FIG. The sites included in the four sides based on “South end” and “North end” are specified.

  Then, the service execution control unit 106 determines whether or not the site (request source site) where the mobile terminal 20 specified in step S13 is located meets the use conditions specified in step S12 (S14).

  If it is determined that the request source site meets the usage conditions (YES in step S14), it is determined whether the usage conditions are “usable” or “unusable” (S15). If the usage condition is “usable” (YES in step S15), processing based on the cooperative processing service corresponding to the service ID included in the service execution request is executed in cooperation with the device (S16). And the service execution result of a cooperation processing service is transmitted to the portable terminal 20 (S17).

  On the other hand, if it is determined in step S14 that the request source site does not meet the usage conditions (NO in step S14), or if the usage conditions are “unusable” in step S15 (NO in step S15), the service execution request is made. An availability result indicating that the cooperation processing service corresponding to the included service ID is unavailable is transmitted to the mobile terminal 20 (S18).

  As described above, according to the cooperation processing system 1 in the embodiment of the present invention, the cooperation processing based on the location information of the device (mobile terminal 20) that requests execution of the cooperation processing service and the use conditions of the cooperation processing service. Control availability of services. As a result, even if the packet filtering using the network address information such as the IP address cannot be fully controlled, the availability of the cooperation processing service depending on the location of the device that performs communication. Can be controlled. Therefore, a service with improved information security can be provided.

  Moreover, according to the cooperation processing system 1 in the embodiment of the present invention, it is not necessary to set use restrictions for each device used in the cooperation processing service, and whether or not the information processing apparatus 10 that provides the cooperation processing service can use the device is determined. Can be controlled. Therefore, the user can restrict the use of the service with a simple operation, and the convenience for the user is improved.

[Modification]
In the modification of the embodiment of the present invention, it is possible to control the availability of the cooperation processing service according to the output device or the output destination site in the cooperation processing service.

  FIG. 14 is a diagram illustrating an example of a functional configuration of the cooperation processing system 1 in a modification of the embodiment of the present invention. Differences from FIG. 5 showing the functional configuration of the cooperation processing system 1 in the embodiment of the present invention will be described.

  In the modification, as illustrated in FIG. 14, the information processing apparatus 10 includes an output device information management unit 115 and an output device information management DB 1151 in addition to the functions illustrated in FIG. 5. In the modification, the information stored in the use condition management DB 1101 and the service use availability determination process by the service execution control unit 106 are different from those in the embodiment of the present invention.

  The output device information management unit 115 uses the output device information management DB 1151 to store information on output devices in the cooperation processing service (for example, the MFP 40 in the cooperation processing service “folder To color printing” and the projector 50 in “folder To projector projection”). to manage. FIG. 15 is a diagram illustrating an example of information stored in the output device information management DB 1151 according to the modification of the embodiment of the present invention. As shown in FIG. 15, the output device information management DB 1151 has data items such as “output device ID”, “output device name”, and “output device installation site name”. “Output device ID” is identification information for uniquely identifying an output device. “Output device name” is the name of the output device in the cooperation processing service. The “output device installation site name” is a name of a site where the output device is installed and data is output (printing or projection).

  Further, the use condition management DB 1101 in the modification has the information shown in FIG. FIG. 16 is a diagram illustrating an example of information stored in the use condition management DB 1101 in the modification of the embodiment of the present invention. As illustrated in FIG. 16, the usage condition management DB 1101 according to the modification includes data items such as “request source condition”, “output destination condition”, and “usability” in association with “use condition ID”. The “request source condition” is information on a site where a device (such as the mobile terminal 20) that requests execution of the cooperation processing service is located. The “output destination condition” is information on an output device that outputs data in the cooperation processing service or a site that is an output destination. “Usability” is information indicating availability of the cooperation processing service when the “request source condition” and the “output destination condition” are satisfied.

  Then, based on the functional configuration described above, the service availability determination process by the information processing apparatus 10 according to the modified example is a procedure illustrated in FIG. FIG. 17 is a flowchart illustrating an example of a processing procedure for determining whether or not a service can be used by the information processing apparatus 10 according to the modification of the embodiment of the present invention. In FIG. 17, the same steps as those in the embodiment of the present invention in FIG. 13 are given the same step numbers, and detailed descriptions thereof are omitted.

  First, the service execution control unit 106 of the information processing apparatus 10 receives a service execution request including the output device name in addition to the service ID of the cooperation processing service and the location information of the mobile terminal 20 from the mobile terminal 20 (S11a). The output device name is specified by the user on the screen of the cooperation processing application 204 of the mobile terminal 20. Note that the information specified in the mobile terminal 20 is not limited to the output device name, but may be the location (site) where the output device is installed.

  Further, the service execution control unit 106 refers to the output device information management DB 1151 (see FIG. 15), and specifies the output device installation site name (output destination site name) corresponding to the output device name included in the service execution request ( S13a).

  Then, the service execution control unit 106 determines that the request source site specified in step S13, the received output device name, and the output destination site specified in step S13a are the request source condition and output in the use conditions specified in step S12. It is determined whether or not the previous condition is met (S14a). This process is determined as a logical product of the request source condition and the output destination condition. However, the determination may be made as a logical sum instead of a logical product of the request source condition and the output destination condition. The subsequent processing is the same as the processing procedure shown in FIG.

  As described above, according to the cooperation processing system 1 in the modification of the embodiment of the present invention, the execution of the cooperation processing service based on the position of the device (request source device) that requested the cooperation processing service and the position of the output device or the output device. Control availability.

  As a result, even when the request source device and the output device are located at different sites, the availability of the cooperation processing service can be controlled based on the status of the site where the output device is located. For example, when the site of the request source device is an office in the company and the site of the output device is outside the company, it can be avoided that confidential information is output. Therefore, it is possible to provide a cooperation processing service that more meets the importance of security for each location.

[Other variations]
Although the embodiments of the present invention have been described in detail above, the present invention is not limited to such specific embodiments, and various modifications are possible within the scope of the gist of the present invention described in the claims. Can be changed.

  For example, not only the MFP 40 and the projector 50 but also electronic devices such as an electronic blackboard and a monitor (not shown) are connected as electronic devices used for the cooperation processing service, so that more cooperation processing services can be provided. As an example of processing, Folder To electronic blackboard (display electronic data stored in a folder on the electronic blackboard), electronic blackboard To Folder (store data displayed on the electronic blackboard in a folder), Folder To monitor (on the monitor) Display electronic data stored in a folder).

  In addition, a service for linking two electronic devices may be provided. For example, there are Scan To projector projection (scanned images are projected on a projector), Scan To print (images scanned by one MFP are printed by another MFP), and the like.

  Although the present invention has been described with reference to specific embodiments and modifications, each embodiment and modification is merely an example, and those skilled in the art will recognize various modifications, modifications, alternatives, substitutions, and the like. Will understand. For convenience of explanation, an apparatus according to an embodiment of the present invention has been described using a functional block diagram, but such an apparatus may be implemented in hardware, software, or a combination thereof. The present invention is not limited to the above-described embodiments, and various variations, modifications, alternatives, substitutions, and the like are included without departing from the spirit of the present invention.

DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS 1 Cooperation processing system 10 Information processing apparatus 101 Communication control part 102 Input reception part 103 Display control part 104 Access control part 105 Service list provision part 106 Service execution control part 107 Image processing part 108 User information management part 1081 User information management DB
109 Service Information Management Unit 1091 Service Information Management DB
110 Usage condition management unit 1101 Usage condition management DB
111 Site Information Management Department 1111 Site Information Management DB
DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS 112 Data management part 113 Folder monitoring part 114 Folder 20 Portable terminal 201 Communication control part 202 Input reception part 203 Display control part 204 Cooperation processing application 2041 Access request part 2042 Service list acquisition request part 2043 Service execution request part 205 Device information management part 2051 Device information storage unit 206 Position information signal receiving unit 30 Relay device 301 Data relay unit 40 MFP
50 Projector 60 PC

JP 2008-250930 A

Claims (9)

  1. An information processing apparatus that is connected to a terminal device and provides a service in response to a request from the terminal device,
    To the information processing apparatus 1 or more output service that can be provided, in association with the position to allow the position of the terminal device that allows to provide said output service, the output of the output results output by the output service Execution condition storage means for
    Receiving means for receiving a service request for requesting provision of an output service transmitted from the terminal device, position information of the terminal device, and an output position of an output result output by the output service ;
    The position stored in the execution condition storage means in association with the service requested by the service request received by the receiving means includes the position indicated by the position information received by the receiving means, and received by the receiving means. The output service requested by the service request when the output position received by the receiving means is included in the position permitting the output stored in the execution condition storage means in association with the service requested by the service request. Control means for controlling the information processing apparatus so as to provide
    An information processing apparatus.
  2. Position where the output result is output to an information processing apparatus of claim 1 further comprising an output device for outputting the output results.
  3. Wherein the service request transmitted from the terminal device, the information processing apparatus according to claim 1 or 2 includes the position information of the terminal device.
  4. When the terminal device requests acquisition of a list indicating one or more services provided by the information processing device, the terminal device includes a transmission unit that transmits the list to the terminal device;
    The information processing apparatus according to any one of claims 1 to 3 , wherein the control unit controls the information processing apparatus so as to provide a service selected by the terminal device based on the list transmitted by the transmission unit. apparatus.
  5. The control means does not include the position indicated by the position information received by the receiving means in the position stored in the execution condition storage means in association with the service requested by the service request received by the receiving means. time, the information processing apparatus according to any one of claims 1 to 4 transmits the effect that can not provide the service to the terminal device.
  6. The information processing device provides services, according to any one of claims 1 to 5, characterized in that it comprises a service provided using one or more electronic devices to be connected to the information processing apparatus Information processing device.
  7. A control method executed by an information processing apparatus connected to a terminal apparatus and providing a service in response to a request from the terminal apparatus,
    The information processing apparatus includes:
    To the information processing apparatus 1 or more output service that can be provided, in association with the position to allow the position of the terminal device that allows to provide said output service, the output of the output results output by the output service Execution condition storage means for
    The information processing apparatus includes:
    Receiving a service request for requesting provision of an output service transmitted from the terminal device, position information of the terminal device, and an output position of an output result output by the output service ;
    The position indicated by the received position information is included in the position stored in the execution condition storage means in association with the service requested by the received service request, and is associated with the service requested by the received service request. Controlling the information processing apparatus to provide the output service requested by the service request when the received output position is included in the position where the output stored in the execution condition storage means is permitted . Control method.
  8. A program that is connected to a terminal device and executed in an information processing device that provides a service in response to a request from the terminal device,
    The information processing apparatus includes:
    To the information processing apparatus 1 or more output service that can be provided, in association with the position to allow the position of the terminal device that allows to provide said output service, the output of the output results output by the output service Execution condition storage means for
    The program executes the information processing apparatus,
    Receiving means for receiving a service request for requesting provision of an output service transmitted from the terminal device, position information of the terminal device, and an output position of an output result output by the output service ;
    The position stored in the execution condition storage means in association with the service requested by the service request received by the receiving means includes the position indicated by the position information received by the receiving means, and received by the receiving means. The output service requested by the service request when the output position received by the receiving means is included in the position permitting the output stored in the execution condition storage means in association with the service requested by the service request. A program that functions as control means for controlling the information processing apparatus so as to provide information.
  9. An information processing system having a terminal device and an information processing device that provides a service in response to a request from the terminal device,
    The terminal device
    A transmission means for transmitting to the information processing apparatus a service request for requesting provision of service and position information of the terminal device;
    The information processing apparatus includes:
    To the information processing apparatus 1 or more output service that can be provided, in association with the position to allow the position of the terminal device that allows to provide said output service, the output of the output results output by the output service Execution condition storage means for
    Receiving means for receiving a service request for requesting provision of an output service transmitted from the terminal device, position information of the terminal device, and an output position of an output result output by the output service ;
    The position stored in the execution condition storage means in association with the service requested by the service request received by the receiving means includes the position indicated by the position information received by the receiving means, and received by the receiving means. The output service requested by the service request when the output position received by the receiving means is included in the position permitting the output stored in the execution condition storage means in association with the service requested by the service request. An information processing system having control means for controlling the information processing apparatus so as to provide the information processing apparatus.
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